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The MEMS industry ends 2009 as one of the bright lights in the electronics industry. According to MEMS Industry Group, the trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries, OEMs are increasingly using tiny microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, to make mobile handsets and other portable devices more ‘touch-aware,’ video games more motion-sensitive, and automobiles both safer and more energy-efficient. What’s more, MEMS is gaining ground in bio/medical systems and is emergent in greentech/cleantech technologies, positioning the industry for a rosier 2010.

“We have every reason to be optimistic,” commented Karen Lightman, managing director of MEMS Industry Group. “Our industry fared better than many in 2009, even seeing positive growth in markets such as consumer electronics and smartphones. And rather than reduce activity this year, we actually increased our programs and events considerably.”

MIG’s 2009 highlights include:

MIG’s 2010 featured activities to include:

About MEMS Industry Group

MEMS Industry Group is the trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries. The Association enables the exchange of non-proprietary information among members; provides reliable industry data that furthers the development of technology; and works toward the greater commercialization of MEMS and MEMS-enabled devices. Nearly 80 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Microstructures, Bosch, Freescale, GE, Honeywell, Intel, InvenSense, OMRON, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. For more information, contact MIG via phone: 412/390-1644, email: [email protected] or visit www.memsindustrygroup.org.All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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